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November Exhibit & Silent Auction at the Eastham Public Library

Exhibit Live Nov 1-20th; Silent Auction on Nov 20th

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The Exhibition is called “First Steps,” a photo collection by Bruce McCamish, and will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting Eastham Historical Society. A talk by Marcus Hendricks and Todd Kelly will precede the auction.

Location: Eastham Public Library, 190 Samoset Road, Eastham MA

Exhibit Date: Nov 1-20 Hours Tues, Weds, Thurs 10:00-6:00, Fri and Sat 10:00- 1:00

Silent Auction: November 20 between 5-7PM (bidding closes at 6:30PM)

Time:  4:00 pm also available on Zoom


Pre- registration is recommended as seating is limited //  Register here: 508.240.5950

Summary:  Nearly 401 years ago, the “Mayflower” carrying her weary cargo of English refugees, including women and children, was driven off course near present day Eastham. They spent almost a month deciding if they would stay or go. These beautiful photos taken by Bruce in the fall of 2019, document four of the places they went, according to William Bradford’s journal. 

The “First Steps” collection consists of four framed 30” x 60” museum-quality canvases - images of which can be found below.  Attendees will have a chance to view the canvasses up close in the Gregory Turner room beginning November 2 and can meet the photographer, Bruce McCamish as well as special guests, Marcus Hendricks & Todd Kelley on November 20.  


Bidders can register bids at the tables provided or online at easthamhistorical@verizon.net.  Online bids should include name, address, phone number & amount of bid.  In addition, smaller 20” x 40” unframed canvases, prints and other assorted items will be available at the event.

Photographer Bio:

Bruce McCamish, is a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers William Brewster, Stephen, Constance, and Giles Hopkins. His photo collection is a result of Bruce’s desire to photograph the places the Mayflower passengers and the exploring party went on the Cape in November-December 1620.


Lecturers Bios:

Marcus Henricks, Waban Webquish, of Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Pequot and Nauset tribes’ lineage has engaged with the society to present walks, lectures, and music festivals on land where the Native Americans lived 12,000 years ago to the late 1700s in Yarmouth. (From Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.)

Local historian, Todd Kelley is a 12th generation Cape Codder. He conducts walks and lectures for various historical societies and organizations. He recently published an essay for the Mayflower 2020 Symposium entitled In the Shadow of the Old Sagamore are Reflections of Liberty.

Please note, our presentations are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have suggestions for programs you would like to see or need further information, please contact us at easthamhistorical@verizon.net - or consider becoming a member of our Events Committee.